Key Steps to Battling Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that happens due to the malfunction of nerve cell activity. These malfunctions, which happen in the brain, cause occurrences that are known as seizures. Based on figures, approximately 150,000 Americans are diagnosed every year with epilepsy. Combined with the debilitating and even dangerous nature of seizures, it is understandable that many people with the condition look for methods to resolve their epilepsy.

That said, there is no one single answer for battling seizures – it needs to be looked at on a case-by-case basis. So when reading the following steps, keep in mind that certain techniques will work better for certain people.

Using prescribed medication

First of all, it is important to go to a neurologist to find out what medication/treatment is best for your type of epilepsy. There are numerous forms of epilepsy, and some of these don’t require treatment. However, keep in mind that when it comes to using prescribed medication, and like all drugs, these have their positives and negatives. The Epilepsy Foundation has more information on the medication available, so make sure to check them out and speak to your doctor.

Balanced diet

Seizures are unable to be controlled via a diet alone. However, having a balanced diet is integral to maintaining – and boosting – your general health. So alongside having a positive effect on your mood and general health, this includes assisting in alleviating conditions such as epilepsy. On the top of eating healthily, ensure you stay hydrated and drink plenty of water throughout the day.

The frequency of seizures was reduced for many children that tried a Ketogenic diet. Although before looking into this for your own child, consult a professional before making such a drastic lifestyle change.

CBD oil

Along with helping other ailments such as chronic pain, depression and migraines, CBD (cannabidiol) oil is a useful weapon against battling epilepsy. Based on early research, CBD is considered effective in lessening the overall symptoms of epilepsy. For more information on this natural treatment and to purchase your own oil, visit Cloud 9 Hemp.

Regular sleep

Just like the aforementioned diet, regular sleep is something that is recommended for any person that wants to lead a healthy lifestyle. With regards to epilepsy, getting plenty of sleep will improve your alertness and overall mood – which will give you the added confidence of managing seizures.

If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, there are various steps you can take. Firstly, try and stick to a set schedule for when you will go to bed. Other points include keeping your smartphone away from where you sleep, while comfy nightwear could also help.

Exercise

Again, regular exercise won’t necessarily have a direct effect on your epilepsy. However, anything that helps improve your general well-being is going to help with mental and physical health. This doesn’t have to involve strenuous workouts at the gym, either. Something as simple as doing yoga or going for a daily walk will help regarding exercise.

 
 

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